Our publications, all together in one place. Here's where to find guides to our programmes, reports and our annual reviews.
A review of national design strategy 2004 – 08. Find out more about it and download a PDF
The Design Blueprint is an action plan for designers to help them access a range of professional tools, information and advice to improve their skills and career development and to help prepare design students for the challenges of work
Briefing presenting a future that is about removing the dominance of the car – creating civilised streets that work for all.
Report on the Design Council/HEFCE fact-finding visit to The Netherlands, Denmark and Finland. 5-10 September 2007. Find out more about it and download a PDF
'If I fall asleep on the flight, can you take my socks off? It stops me snoring.' The beauty of service design. Find out more and download a PDF copy
An in-depth study of the design processes used in eleven global brands gives real insights into the way design operates in these firms. Find out more and download a PDF
Addressing what CABE will do to tackle issues of sustainable design, and actions urgently needed from public and private sectors.
Revised and updated to reflect changes to the planning system and CABE's and English Heritage's experience of evaluating planning applications for tall buildings.
Ten case studies of streets, looking at design development, implementation and responses to climate change and shifts in culture.
This report presents new research that shows how good street design contributes both economic benefits and public value.
The Dott Manual looks at how lessons learnt during Dott 07 can help us live better lives with less stuff.
'Lead in ammunition can harm the environment and pose a risk to people.' The sustainable design debate. Find out more and download a PDF copy
Developed in consultation with over 4000 designers, the UK design industry skills development plan makes recommendations to address the skills gaps in schools, colleges and universities and the design industry.
Guidance for anyone involved in a public space project for the first time, giving examples of great outdoor spaces led by community groups.
'You stink! Get your feet off my desk, we're not going to buy your product'. The joys of innovation. Find out more and download a PDF copy.
The annual tells five stories about the Design Council’s work over the past year. The stories look at highlights including the publication of the Cox Review of Creativity in Business and the launch of our Designing Demand business programme.